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Free park-and-ride at the Auld Lammas Fair

Visitors to the Auld Lammas Fair in Ballycastle can avail of a free park-and- ride facility at this year’s event.

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Braefield Country Night fundraiser

Braefield Country Night fundraiser

The Ramble Inn will be the venue on Thursday, August 24, for ‘Braefield’s Country Night’ from 8-12.30pm featuring live country music from Kevin Kearney and a raffle.

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Could you be a ‘Friend of Ecos’?

Could you be a ‘Friend of Ecos’?

The Friends of the Ecos Nature Park is one of a number of ‘Friends Of’ groups in the borough.

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Day of Prayer at Nutts Corner

Day of Prayer at Nutts Corner

A prayer event will be held at Nutts Corner Market Area to pray for the healing of the island of Ireland on September 9 from 1-4pm.

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A great night of running and community was enjoyed by participants in Broughshanes recent second 5k/10k Race and 1k Fun Run.
Runners from all over Northern Ireland competed in either a 10k or 5k run around many of the sites in the beautiful County Antrim village and there were prizes for first to third male and female places in both categories plus medals for all who took part. (photographs kindly submitted).

Broughshane Race and Fun Run raises funds for Mountain Rescue team

A great night of running and community was enjoyed by participants in Broughshane’s recent second 5k/10k Race and 1k Fun Run.

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Margaret Torrens

Right Royal recognition for Margaret

Members of Muckamore Women’s Institute have extended congratulations to Honorary Member, Margaret Torrens, on her recent royal recognition.

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Donegore woman Kaye Campbell (left) supports dementia research at Queens University.

Donegore woman supports dementia research at Queen’s

Pictured at the handover of £6,008 for Alzheimer’s Research at Queen’s are (l-r): Kaye Campbell from Donegore near Templepatrick, Professor Peter Passmore from the University’s Centre for Public Health in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, and Aine Wallace, Dementia Research nurse who works with Professor Passmore. The funds were raised when Kaye opened her gardens, which surround the historic Donegore Moat, to the public over the weekend of July 22-23.

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Slemish mountain

Slemish walk features in new geology book

A new book aimed at ramblers includes information about getting the best out of walks around Slemish mountain.

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East Antrim filmmakers sought for inspiring project

East Antrim filmmakers sought for inspiring project

Budding filmmakers from Larne and the wider East Antrim area have the opportunity to get involved in a new filmmaking project to inspire and educate young people from across Northern Ireland.

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Committee members of the Monday Club Portglenone

Portglenone’s Monday Club preparing for busy year ahead

A Club in Portglenone for people aged 60 and over is gearing up for another exciting year come September.

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Do you know Ballymena’s Best Kept ‘Community Achiever’ of 2017

Do you know Ballymena’s Best Kept ‘Community Achiever’ of 2017

Do you know someone in our community who always goes the extra mile to help keep the area at its ‘Best Kept’?

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SVP support for families’ back to school costs plight

Even with government assurance that uniform grants will not be cut for the 2017/18 school year, thousands of families across Northern Ireland are facing the desperate situation of having to find enough money to purchase essential school clothing for their children, according to the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP).

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Lough Shore, Antrim

Take the Sunshine Walk in support of Women’s Aid

During 2016-2017 alone almost 30,000 incidents of domestic abuse were recorded throughout the province.

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Norman Worthington from Bridge of Hope with Mayor Paul Reid, Stephen Holgate and Philip Thompson from Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

Your unwanted household items are building hope in Burkina Faso

A Mid and East Antrim recycling scheme is helping to build schools, a church and health clinic in West Africa.

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Do you know Ballymena’s Best Kept ‘Community Achiever’

Do you know someone in our community who always goes the extra mile to help keep Ballymena at its ‘Best Kept’?

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Some of the 2016/17 participants and mentors from BFI Film Academy Network Programme delivered by Cinemagic. (Submitted Picture).

Cinemagic issue camera call to budding young film makers

There’s an opportunity for budding teenage film makers from East Antrim to take part in the BFI Film Academy Network Programme delivered by Cinemagic.

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CAFRE student Cameron (18) is at  CAFRE College in Greenmount to help grow a career in horticulture.  Picture: Michael Cooper

Careers advice events at CAFRE

Are you interested in a career in the expandin agri-food and land-based sector?

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Spectacle Wearer of the Year finalist, Adelle McCann, receives her prizes from Ballymena Specsavers Store Director, Valerie Penney.

Adelle’s in the frame for top spectacle wearer prize

A teacher and broadcaster from Randalstown has been shortlisted in the national Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition.

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Pictured at the cheque presentation:
From left back row - Codie Taylor, Adam McKee, Ben McKee, Gordon McIlroy, Joan Crowe, Michael Crowe, Sharon Barton, Robbie Barton. Cathy Mckee, Becky Barton, and, (front) Judith McClintock and Nicola Lewis.

Newtownabbey family raises over £9,000 for Parkinson’s

Just over a year ago, Newtownabbey man Niall Barton was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Since then, incredibly, his family and their circle of friends have raised close to £10,000 towards support for those with the condition and research for a cure.

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Kit Cars take pole position on Carrick Castle green

Kit Cars take pole position on Carrick Castle green

The Ulster Kit Car Club held its Open Day on Saturday, August 5, on Carrickfergus castle green.

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